Defining DHCP Server Global Settings

Set a DHCP server global configuration by defining whether BOOTP requests are ignored and by defining DHCP global server options.

To define DHCP server global settings:

  1. Select the Global Settings tab and ensure that the Activate DHCP Server Policy button remains selected.
    This option must remain selected to implement the configuration as part of the access point profile.
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    DHCP Server Policy - Add/Edit - Global Settings Tab
  2. Set the following parameters within the Configuration field:
    Ignore BOOTP Requests Select the check box to ignore BOOTP requests. BOOTP (boot protocol) requests boot remote systems within the network. BOOTP messages are encapsulated inside UDP messages and forwarded. This feature is disabled by default, so unless selected, BOOTP requests are forwarded.
    Ping Timeout Set an interval (from 1 -10 seconds) for the DHCP server ping timeout. The timeout is the intermittent ping and discover interval to determine whether a client requested IP address is already used.
  3. Set the Activation Criteria for the DHCP server policy:
    Use the drop-down menu to select the criteria from one of none, vrrp-master, cluster-master or rf-domain-manager. The default value is none.
  4. Refer to the Global DHCP Server Options field.
    1. Use the + Add Row button at the bottom of the field to add a new global DHCP server option.
      Select the radio button of an existing global DHCP server option and select the Delete icon to remove it from the list of those available.
    2. Use the Type drop-down menu to specify whether the DHCP option is being defined as a numerical IP address, an ASCII string, or a hex string.
      Highlight an entry from within the Global Options screen and click the Remove button to delete the name and value.
  5. Click OK to save the updates to the DHCP server global settings.
    Click Reset to revert the screen to its last saved configuration.